Guide to Whistleblowing

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In this new age of accountability, organisations around the globe are having to navigate a patchwork of new laws designed to protect those who expose corporate misconduct. IEL’s Guide to Whistleblowing examines what constitutes a protective disclosure, the scope of regulations across 21 countries, and the steps businesses must take to ensure compliance with them.

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16. Does the whistleblower have to be a direct witness of the violation that they are whistleblowing on?

16. Does the whistleblower have to be a direct witness of the violation that they are whistleblowing on?

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India

  • at Khaitan & Co
  • at Khaitan & Co

There is no such requirement prescribed under applicable laws and the information provided by whistleblowers may be independently assessed and acted upon, notwithstanding the fact that the whistleblower was not a first-hand witness to the reported act.

Last updated on 29/07/2022